Department of Public Works

Office Hours - 7:00am to 3:00 pm Weekdays
Summer Hours (July through September) - 6:30am to 2:00 pm Weekdays

The DPW is responsible for maintaining the Borough's infrastructure with the exception of our sewer system which is handled by the Department of Wastewater Treatment. This includes our roads and trails, public property, stormwater infrastructure, right-of-ways, and public buildings. It’s the Department of Public Works that handles our trash collection, leaf and brush removal and maintains our road system including cleaning the trails and snow removal. alt

Trash Collection Information

Trash should be placed in Borough supplied containers.

Trash is collected by Zone within the Borough. Our crews are on the road as early as 6:00 AM. Containers should be placed at the street the night before with the wheels toward the house, arrows pointing toward the street and a 4 foot clearance around the container.

Collection Day for Zone 1 is Tuesday
Collection Day for Zone 2 is Wednesday
Collection Day for Zone 3 is Thursday

Click here to see your zone.


Saturday Drop Off - Saturday's 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Residents are required to present identification to prove residence within the Borough. NJ Driver’s License is preferred. You are limited to 1 residential drop-off per household, per identification each Saturday.

Large Trash includes: beds, furniture, plastic toys, mowers, small machinery, bicycles, etc. All wood products must be no longer than 4 feet in length. No concrete, asphalt, bricks or stones, construction debris, carpet and no electronic equipment.  No pressure treated wood is accepted.

The Borough does not pick up or take and treated lumber.  Homeowners must take this to the Burlington Resource Recovery Facility in Florence.

Policy for Construction Debris

Residents disposing of construction/demolition debris that does not require a dumpster as determined by the Construction Official will be required to dispose of construction debris at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, 2098 Burlington Columbus Road in Florence, NJ.  Resource Recovery Information including tipping fees.

Leaf Collection Information

If there is any thing we have in abundance in Medford Lakes, it’s leaves. And they just keep coming! But, on the bright side, they provide us with cool shade in the summer and lot’s of exercise in the fall raking them up!

All kidding aside, you can do yourself and the Borough a favor by composting leaves in place in a section of your property. You’ll save yourself the trouble of clearing leaves from those areas and save the Taxpayers the expense of Leaf Disposal.

Leaf collection is by voting district. Each fall the order of the voting districts is rotated so that no particular district is always first or last collected. Your zone can be found below.

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Vacuumed Leaf Collections -Unbagged leaves should be placed on edge of roadway to 6 feet back.

Leaves and brush must be separated or will not be picked up.

LEAVES MUST BE OUT BY THE COLLECTION DATE TO ENSURE THAT THEY WILL BE PICKED UP.  If you miss the collection date, leaves can be dropped off on Saturday's at the DPW complex between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm (proper resident identification required)

Brush Collection Information

Stick and stones may break your bones, but the Borough only collects the sticks! In a town with as many trees as Medford Lakes, you can be sure we have a lot of brush. Especially after a big storm. For this reason we pickup brush at trail side several times a year.

Brush can be NO longer than 4 feet in length. Brush should be placed on the ground, as close to the road as possible, in a visible location. Brush will no be collected if behind obstacles (trees, mailboxes, cars, fences, etc.). Brush will not be accepted in bags of any type. Collections are in the months of March and September.  

BRUSH MUST BE OUT BY THE COLLECTION DATE TO ENSURE THAT IT WILL BE PICKED UP.  CANNOT BE MIXED WITH LEAVES.  If you miss the collection date, brush can be dropped off on Saturday's at the DPW complex between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm (proper resident identification required)


The Borough of Medford Lakes is helping keep our Earth cleaner through its recycling program. Curbside pickup, recycling drop off, and household hazardous waste collection are included in our recycling efforts. Paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel food & beverage cans, empty aerosol cans, and plastic bottles can all be placed on your curbside for recycling no later then 6 am on collection days. Our Drop off Bins are located behind the Firehouse (Stokes Road & Lenape Trail). Household Batteries may be deposited at Drop off. Used motor oil must be delivered to Public Works personnel only.

Computers, television, laptops and monitors are banned from all landfills and incinerators in New Jersey. These items can be dropped off at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex in Florence and also at the Goodwill Donation Center in Medford.


Click here for information on stormwater regulations.